Rusty Pelican is a modern waterfront banquet hall wedding venue located in Key Biscayne, Florida. A combination of eclectic and modern chic, it is known for its lively nightlife reputation. Rusty Pelican is the perfect venue for couples who want to truly experience Miami.
Facilities and Capacity
Rusty Pelican’s 15,000 square feet is adaptable for any style of wedding. With five event spaces, couples may host a maximum of 500 guests. The Rusty Pelican Grand Ballroom is the largest event space and offers waterfront views, bridal suite access, and full kitchen access. The Pelican Ballroom offers a separate foyer for cocktails and provides a view of the Miami skyline. The Biscayne Room offers premier waterfront views and a spacious terrace. The Vista Terrace is the ultimate in Miami experiences, offering a view of the Miami skyline right on the water. The Coral Room is the perfect place for an intimate gathering, with enough space for 70 guests and a beautiful view.
Rusty Pelican offers event planning with their experienced, in-house staff. They can help couples hammer out the details for their wedding and plan anything from production to the menu and the floral arrangements. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame waterfront views. The modern decor and elegant fixtures will wow every guest. Any wedding would be the height of cool.
As a waterfront restaurant, Rusty Pelican offers catering. They have specific special event menus; from brunch to dinner and dessert. They can offer plated, buffet, passed bites, and stations for everything from breakfast to dinner. They offer four wedding catering packages: Luminous Package, Radiance Package, Brilliance Package, and Good Morning Sunshine. Other specialty event menus are available, so couples can be sure they have options that would suit any of their guests.
Rusty Pelican also offers beverage and bar services. They offer a premium open bar, deluxe open bar, beer and wine, bubbles and mimosas, soda, and cash bar options. Linens are included.
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Amanda · Married on 03/22/2019
All I Can Say is WOW!!
The Rusty Pelican is the ideal venue to host your wedding. I'm from South Florida, so I always knew that I wanted a wedding indoors, to avoid the rain, bugs, heat, and sweat. The ballroom at the Rusty Pelican was the best, with the huge windows showing off the Miami skyline, all while in the comfort of A/C. The view on my wedding day was absolutely stunning, and my guests have still not stopped talking about how beautiful it was. From the daytime, to sunset, to when the city lit up at nighttime, the view was incredible.Sent on 04/03/2019
On top of that, the food was AMAZING. Everything that was served was phenomenal, and I was blown away with the variety of food they offered our guests at the cocktail hour and reception. We added on extras four our guests, such as a cappuccino cart, gourmet donuts, Cuban sandwiches, etc. Our guests are still raving about how much food there was, and the fact that everything they tried was amazing. I am so happy I chose to have my wedding at the Rusty Pelican, there's nowhere else I would have rather gotten married!!
Jenise · Married on 02/16/2018
Beautiful venue with breathtaking views!!! It was everything I pictured on my wedding day!! Brigette Areces was my event coordinator & she went above & beyond to make our wedding special! I would recommend this venue to anyone getting married & who loves the view of the Miami skyline!Sent on 04/03/2018
Kelsey · Married on 01/20/2018
The most incredible view in Miami with an equally beautiful ballroom, amazing food & a wonderful team! From our first visit to our tasting to the big day The Rusty Pelican was so easy to work with & catered to our every need. We received so many compliments on our food, the service & the venue in general. Wouldnt have wanted to start the rest of our lives anywhere else!Sent on 03/20/2018
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The staff, the food, the view! Everything about this venue is amazing. I love working here. They are all beyond helpful and courteous. It is truly a privilege to work here.
The past month I had a wonderful opportunity to film an emotional and intimate, but exceptional wedding at the Rusty Pelican. And I will admit after filming weddings for a while now I thought nothing could surprise me. I was, however, gladly mistaken! Rusty Pelican blew my mind away with breathtaking waterfront views of Miami framed by spectacular floor to ceiling glass windows, modern and chic décor, tufted and elegant furniture, and extravagant chandeliers and light fixtures it was a true fairy tale setting for a lovely couple, who had the best day of their lives! I am extremely happy to add Rusty Pelican to one of my most loved venues as it is a true Florida gem and a must for your perfect day! RIMAS FILMS cannot recommend Rusty Pelican highly enough! If you would like to see the video: https://www.facebook.com/rimasfilms/videos/483137168697215/
What a great company to work with. We highly recommend.